Island Angler Charters – Island Angler I

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The waters surrounding Jekyll Island are a treat for fans of inshore and nearshore fishing. There are numerous hidden inlets and bays dotting the coastline, as well as estuaries and river confluences that provide amazing grounds for fish to feed and breed in. Island Angler Charters takes full advantage of this and will put you on the hottest bite around!

Join Captain Andy Hicks on board his 27’ center console, manufactured by the reputable Hydra-Sports company. She’s powered by dual Yamaha outboard engines, with 200 HP each. That allows you to waste no time travelling and get down to fishing as soon as possible. She can comfortably hold up to 6 anglers, so put your fishing team together for some exciting inshore action!

You’ll get the chance to try out a variety of techniques, assisted and instructed by Capt. Andy as necessary. Bottom fishing, trolling, and popping, all while using light and heavy tackle will give you the best chance at getting that bite. The species you’ll target are all fantastic fish such as Redfish, various Sharks, Barracuda, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Whitings, Silver Kings, and many others.

All required equipment is supplied by the charter captain. Lures and live bait are available, the bait is caught during the trip, it usually takes around 30 minutes. The first mate is on board to assist you and to clean and fillet your catch, but he works for tips so gratuity is appreciated. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing with them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip can take you either offshore or inshore, where you'll spend the entire day blissfully fishing away. All the species of the area are available to you, from the Redfish, Flounders, Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout and others, to the Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, and other great offshore species. The captain will supply all necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you into the offshore waters off of Jekyll Island, where you'll target a variety of species such as Black Seabass, Snappers, Groupers, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and other species you may run into. The captain will supply all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 22
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The waters at Jekyll Island become one of the best places in the world to go after trophy Reds. Capt. Andy has years of experience going after the biggest fish around, so get ready for a trip to remember!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip can take you fishing either in the gorgeous inshore waters of Jekyll Island, going after Spotted Seatrout and Redfish, or out into the nearshore waters, where you will target large Sharks and Tarpon. All required equipment is supplied by the charter operator.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you stalking the waters around Jekyll Island, going after the gorgeous species of Sharks that live here. You'll target Blacktip and Spinner Sharks mainly, so get ready for a fight! The captain will supply all required equipment.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you stalking the nearshore waters around Jekyll Island. You'll target Sharks, Tarpon, Whiting, Triple Tails, Redfish, or Flounders. All equipment that you may need is provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Nov 22
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The local Bull Redfish population draws in anglers from all around the country, and there's hardly a better person to show you why than Capt. Andy. Come on down and he'll help you hook some big Reds.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you stalking the nearshore waters around Jekyll Island. You'll target a variety of Shark species that live in the area, that are guaranteed to give you a proper fight! All equipment you may need is supplied by the charter.
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About the Captain

Andy Hicks
Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States
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52 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
Captain Andy Hicks has been fishing the waters of Georgia for over 3 decades. He's also been in the US Coast Guard for 5 years and has been guiding anglers for 2 and a half decades as well. He's obtained a vast knowledge of all the hidden bays and feeding spots of the area and he's eager to share them with his customers. Capt. Andy's favorite fish to target and fight with are the many Sharks that the coast of Georgia is known for, as well as the Silver King – both of these fish offer a tough and rewarding fight.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Spadefish Spadefish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Hydra-Sports (Center console) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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4.87
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Amy W.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
 4.67
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6 Hour Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  May 25, 2020
When we arrived, Captain Andy greeted us promptly. There was an issue with his boat but he was able to borrow another for the...
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Mike R.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
 5.00
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  May 24, 2020
We had the best time fishing with Captain Andy.  We caught a lot of fish, sharks and rays.  I would do it again....
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Patrick O.
Peoria, IL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Andy

VERIFIED   January 2, 2020
Great fishing for redfish in shore trip; beautiful early January day; excellent friendly guide with adequate tackle/gear and...
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Bill B.
Kansas, IL
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VERIFIED   December 24, 2019
With record rain fall Captain Andy was able to schedule a different date . Due to massive fresh water and rough seas the...
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Chris S.
Saint Simons Island, GA
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6 hour trip with captain Andy

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
My family of four had an awesome day fishing with captain Andy and his first mate Shelby. They got us right on the fish and...
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